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A Community Focused Participatory Research Program to Evaluate COSolutions

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-02610
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.5
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-00339
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
1600 ADAMS DR Stewartsville, NJ 08886-2646
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: A Community Focused Participatory Research Program to Evaluate COSolutions
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2011-02610
Award Amount: $460,000.00
 

Abstract:

Childhood obesity is a complex, multi-faceted problem which has been traced to many preventable risk factors, not the least of which includes; food access, outdoor ads, crime/safety, racial and income disparities, as well as increasing sedentary behaviors caused by excessive screen time. The economic impact of obesity related disease has proven quite significant. The direct cost of childhood obesity is estimated at $14.1 billion with a treatment cost for obesity related diseases in adults now exceeding $147 billion annually. In 2008 the cost of obesity related illness to Medicare and Medicaid was $19.7 billion and $8 billion respectively. This Phase II research project provides the opportunity to better utilize technology to respond to social challenges, eliminate health disparity, and increase health and educational outcomes for our nation's children. This project will lead to the emergence of a versatile and cost-effective means to overcome any one of a number of public health problems through a technology driven infrastructure that synthesizes community and program activities into one coherent collaborative partnership to promote increased health and educational outcomes for vulnerable populations.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Connors
908-265-6282
edconnors@innovative-educator.com

Business Contact:

Edward Connors
President
908-265-6282
edconnors@innovative-educator.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
1600 ADAMS DR Stewartsville, NJ 08886-2646

EIN/Tax ID: 261697881
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No